Anna Binkovitz is a performance poet based out of Minneapolis. An honors graduate from Macalester College, her work has been featured in voicemail poems, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Words Dance, and elsewhere. Anna can be found writing around the Twin Cities, arguing with her dog, Franklin, or dancing badly while cleaning her kitchen.
Prayer to be a Sinister Woman
ppbad omen, i walk
always as if across a grave
a mirror, i dare the ghosts
to break me.
look. it isn’t the house that is haunted.
ppppptime stopped here.
ppthough it clings moss on my cracked stone.
a tree split my lip into a smile
ppstorm, i knock it into your yard
what power, to curse
you without touching ever
the slick ice carpet my hair
pppmoves like a cold wind across
your whole tender cheek.
ppppit is not that i want to break
anyone but to know i can i can
and for you to know